... lest we forget

Greg Adams
Dave Barker
Long John Baldry
Doug Bennett
Dianne Brooks
'Papa Joe' Brown
Wade Brown
John Chenier
Jim Clench
Marc Connors
Stompin' Tom Connors
Rick Danko
Margo Davidson
Gaye Delorme
Denny Doherty
Jerry Edmonton
Tony Flaim
Bruce Fairbairn
BB Gabor
Paul Hackman
jeff healeyJeff Healey
dianne heatheringtonDianne Heatherington
levon helmLevon Helm
ken hollisKen Hollis
Moe Koffman
Rick Lamb
James Leroy
Guy Lombardo
Kenny MacLean
Gene MacLellan
Brian 'Too Loud' MacLeod
Brent MacNab
Richard Manuel
Dewey Martin
Dutch Mason
Bob McBride
Paul Naumann
Haydain Neale
Andre Paiment
Bruce Palmer
Colleen Peterson
Oscar Peterson
Richard Patterson
Brian Pilling
Robbie Rae
Jack Richardson
Doug Riley
John Rutsey
'Buzz' Shearman
Scott Smith
Ron Tabak
Domenic Troiano
Jane Vasey
Frankie Venom
Bill Wade
Rick Walsh
Kurt Winter
Zal Yanovsky




























greg adamsGreg Adams
  • vocals - solo artist
  • born April 14, 1948 - died September 26, 2008
  • died of natural causes
  • long john baldryLong John Baldry
  • Long John Baldry Band
  • born January 12, 1941 - died July 21, 2005
  • died of a lung infection.
  • dave barkerDave Barker
  • vocals/bass - Tower Bridge
  • born December 24, 1942 - died ???? 1988
  • succumbed to cancer.
  • doug bennettDoug Bennett
  • vocals - Doug & The Slugs
  • born October 31, 1951 - died October 16, 2004
  • died from complications following heart problems.
  • Dan Brisebois - author of : Doug always had a smile, a joke and a beer for anyone he called a friend. It was a pleasure to work with him and a privelege to know him on a personal level, even if we didn't necessarily agree on who would win a fight between Kirk and Picard. You never left one of his shows without a smile on your face. He will be dearly missed and always remembered as one of our true treasures when it comes to pure entertainment on stage. The world is a little less jovial now.
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    dianne brooksDianne Brooks
  • vocals - solo artist, Dr Music
  • born Jan 3, 1939 - died April 29, 2005
  • died of COPD.
  • joe brown'Papa Joe' Brown
  • bass - The Family Brown
  • born Aug 30, 1925 - died May 30, 1986
  • succumbed to cancer.
  • wade brownWade Brown
  • guitars - Dutch Mason Blues Band
  • born ?? - died Feb. 19, 2010
  • died of complications caused by Crohn's Disease.
  • john chenierJohn Chenier
  • drums - Fist
  • born ?? - died ??
  • died of a brain hemhorrage.
  • jim clenchJim Clench
  • bass - April Wine, BTO, 451 Degrees
  • born May 1, 1941 - died Nov 3, 2010
  • succumbed to cancer.
  • marc connorsMarc Connors
  • vocals - The Nylons
  • born April 15, 1949 - died March 25, 1991
  • succumbed to AIDS.
  • stompin' tom connorsStompin' Tom Connors
  • born Feb 9, 1936 - died March 6, 2013
  • died of natural causes.
  • rick dankoRick Danko
  • bass - The Band
  • inducted in the R & R Hall of Fame - 1998
  • born Dec 9, 1943 - died Dec 10, 1999
  • died in his sleep (natural causes).
  • margo davidsonMargo Davidson
  • horns, percussion - Parachute Club
  • born Sept 28, 1957 - died May 17, 2008
  • died of unknown causes.
  • gaye delormeGaye Delorme
  • guitarist/composer
  • born March 20, 1947 - died June 24, 2011
  • died of heart attack.
  • denny dohertyDenny Doherty
  • vocals - Halifax Three - Mugwumps - Mamas & The Papas
  • inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame - 1996/inducted in the R & R Hall of Fame - 1994
  • born Nov 29, 1940 - died Jan 19, 2007
  • died following complications after surgery.
  • jerry edmontonJerry Edmonton
  • drums - Jack London & The Sparrows - Steppenwolf
  • born Oct. 24, 1946 - died Nov. 28, 1993
  • died in a vehicle collision near his California home.
  • bruce fairbairnBruce Fairbairn
  • Juno-Award winning producer
  • horns - Prism, producer - KISS, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC, Loverboy
  • born Dec 30, 1949 - died May 17, 1999
  • died in his sleep (natural causes).
  • tony flaim Tony Flaim
  • vocals - Downchild Blues Band
  • born ???? - died March 10, 2000
  • died of a heart attack
  • bb gaborBB Gabor (born Gabor Hegedus)
  • singer/songwriter
  • born ??, 1948 - died Jan 17, 1990
  • suicide by hanging.

    (Jimi B): BB and I worked together many times. We co-wrote "Shake" that would appear on both our albums and "Red White & Blue". He was one of the most talented musicians to come out of the Canadian scene. Although difficult at times, his knowledge of music made him a respected figure in our industry. We had begun production on my second album - though we only managed to record 2 new songs, one of which I feature him on my singles page called New York Lights.

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    paul hackman Paul Hackman
  • guitars - Helix
  • born ?? - died July 5, 1992
  • died in tour bus accident.
  • jeff healey Jeff Healey
  • vocals/guitars - Jeff Healey Band
  • multiple Juno Award winner
  • born March 25, 1966 - died March 2, 2008
  • succumbed to cancer.
  • dianne heatherington Dianne Heatherington
  • solo artist
  • born May 14, 1948 - died October 22, 1996
  • succumbed to cancer.
  • levon helm Levon Helm
  • vocals/drums/mandolin - Band, Ronnie Hawkins, Levon Helm Band
  • inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame - 1998
  • born May 26, 1940 - died April 19, 2012
  • succumbed to cancer.
  • ken hollis Ken Hollis
  • vocals - Copperpenny
  • born April 10, 1946 - died July 12, 2002
  • died from complications from an auto accident.
  • moe koffman Moe Koffman
  • jazz virtuoso - Moe Koffman Quartet
  • born Dec 28, 1928 - died March 28, 2001
  • died from natural causes.
  • rick lamb Rick Lamb
  • keyboards - Hellfield, A Foot In Cold Water
  • born Feb 15, 1954 - died April 22, 2004
  • succumbed to cancer.
  • james leroy James Leroy
  • vocals, keyboards - James Leroy & Denim
  • born April 3, 1947- died May 10, 1979
  • committed suicide.
  • guy lombardo Guy Lombardo
  • violin/conductor - The Royal Canadians
  • born June 19, 1902 - died Nov 5, 1977
  • died of heart problems.
  • 'kenny maclean Kenny MacLean
  • guitars Deserters, Platinum Blonde
  • born Jan 25, 1952 - April 25, 2009
  • succumbed to cancer.
  • 'gene maclellan Gene MacLellan
  • singer/songwriter
  • born Feb 2, 1938 - Jan 19, 1995
  • committed suicide.
  • 'too loud' macleod Brian 'Too Loud' MacLeod
  • guitars/drums - Pepper Tree, Edward Bear, Chilliwack, Headpins
  • Juno Award-winning producer
  • born June 25, 1952 - died April 25, 1992
  • succumbed to cancer.

    (Holly Woods - Toronto): I remember working with Barney on ASSAULT & FLATTERY. We were having a spaghetti supper on his boat talking about my career as a solo artist. We'd just finished writing one of the tracks. He co-wrote, produced, played guitar - did practically everything on alot of that record. He sat in the control room while Darby and I sang "Cats & Dogs" and we just laughed the whole time. He was definitely one of a kind.

  • brent macnab Brent MacNab
  • guitars - One Horse Blue, Models, Famous Blue Raincoat, Vindicators
  • born August 19, 1958 - died July 4, 2012
  • died in his sleep.
  • richard manuel Richard Manuel
  • guitars - The Band
  • inducted in the R & R Hall of Fame - 1994
  • born April 3, 1943 - died March 4, 1986
  • suicide by hanging.
  • dewey martin Dewey Martin
  • drums - Buffalo Springfield - solo artist
  • born Sept 30, 1940 died Jan 31, 2009
  • inducted into the R & R Hall of Fame in 1997.
  • died of natural causes
  • dutch mason Dutch Mason
  • guitars/vocals - Dutch Mason Trio, Dutch Mason Blues Band
  • born Feb 19, 1938 - died Dec 23, 2006
  • inducted into Canadian Jazz and Blues Hall of Fame and the Order of Canada in 2005.
  • died of diabetes-related complications
  • bob mcbride Bob McBride
  • vocals/guitar - Lighthouse, solo artist
  • born Nov. 17, 1946, - died Feb 20, 1998
  • died from complications following an assault.
  • paul nauman Paul Naumann
  • guitars - Foot In Cold Water, Island
  • born April 8, 1952 - died Oct. 20, 2009
  • died from complications from liver problems.
  • haydain neale Haydain Neale
  • vocals - Jacksoul
  • born ???? - died Nov. 22, 2009
  • succumbed to cancer.
  • andre paiment Andre Paiment
  • guitars/vocals - CANO
  • born ????, - died ????, 1978
  • committed suicide.
  • bruce palmer Bruce Palmer
  • bass - Jack London & The Sparrows Buffalo Springfield
  • born Sept. 9, 1946, - died Oct. 1, 2004
  • died from complications following substance abuse.
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    richard patterson Richard Patterson
  • drummer - Esquires, 3's A Crowd, The Children, Canada Goose
  • born ??, 1943 - died April 3, 2011
  • died of natural causes.
  • colleen peterson Colleen Peterson
  • solo performer
  • born Nov 14, 1950, - died Oct 9, 1996
  • succumbed to cancer.
  • oscar peterson Oscar Peterson
  • solo performer
  • born Aug 15, 1925, - died Dec 23, 2007
  • died from complications from diabetes.
  • brian pilling Brian Pilling
  • vocals/guitars - Fludd
  • born June 26, 1949 - died June 28, 1978
  • succumbed to cancer.

    Greg Godovitz - (Fludd, Goddo): I met Brian in high school and within weeks we were practicing guitar and bass in the hopes of putting together a group. Shortly after, his brother Ed returned from England and we formed our first 'beat group', The Pretty Ones. Brian was very focussed and it wasn''t long before he and Ed were writing original songs. Later, in Fludd, I was proud to contribute bass and vocal duties to a large repertoire of great radio friendly songs that included "Cousin Mary", "Turned 21", "I Held Out", "Brother and Me", and loads more. Brian was a great friend and musical partner, we saw a lot of the world together, and I honor his memory by maintaining tight personal ties to the Pilling family today and forever.

  • robbie rae Robbie Rae (real name Robert Bevan)
  • vocals - GNP, The Raes
  • born ???? - died Feb 9, 2006
  • died from liver & kidney complications.
  • jack richardson Jack Richardson
  • producer - The Guess Who, Five Man Electrical Band, Max Webster, Moxy, Rough Trade, Kim Mitchell, Irish Rovers, David Clayton-Thomas, Bobby Curtola, and a million others.
  • Received Order of Canada, Inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame, JUNO Producer of the Year Award was named after him.
  • born July 23, 1929 - died May 13, 2011
  • died of natural causes.
  • doug riley Doug Riley
  • pianist - Dr Music, producer/arranger
  • born April 24, 1945 - died Aug 27, 2007
  • died from a heart attack.
  • john rutsey John Rutsey
  • drums - Rush
  • born May 14, 1955 - died May 11, 2008
  • died in his sleep of a heart attack, possibly as a result of diabetes.
  • Buzz Shearman'Buzz' Shearman
  • vocals - Moxy
  • born ?? - died June 16, 1983
  • died in a motorbike accident.
  • scott smithScott Smith
  • bass - Loverboy
  • born Feb 13, 1955 - died Nov 30, 2000
  • died in boating accident, body was never found.
  • ron tabakRon Tabak
  • singer - Tabak, Prism
  • born Sept 25, 1953 - died Dec 26, 1984
  • died of brain hemhorrage following a biking accident.
  • domenic troiano Domenic Troiano
  • guitarist - Robbie Lane & The Disciples, The 5 Rogues, Mandala, Bush, The James Gang, The Guess Who, Black Market, Domenic Troiano Band
  • inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame - 1996
  • born Jan 17, 1946 - died May 25, 2005
  • died of prostate cancer.
  • jane vasey Jane Vasey
  • piano - Downchild Blues Band
  • born ???? - died July 7, 1982
  • died of leukemia
  • frankie venomFrankie Venom (real name Francis Kerr)
  • singer/guitarist - Teenage Head
  • born ??, 1951 - died October 15, 2008
  • succumbed to cancer.
  • bill wadeBill Wade
  • drummer - Ashford-Leigh, Moxy, The Cry
  • born ??, 1948 - died July 27, 2001
  • succumbed to cancer.
  • rick walsh Rick Walsh
  • vocals - Downchild Blues Band
  • born ???? - died Dec 31, 1999
  • died of a heart attack
  • kurt winterKurt Winter
  • guitars - Brother, The Guess Who
  • born April 2, 1946 - died Dec 14, 1997
  • died from kidney failure.
  • zal yanovskyZal Yanovsky
  • Mugwumps - Lovin' Spoonful
  • inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame - 1996/inducted in the R & R Hall of Fame - 2000
  • born Dec 19, 1944 - died Dec 13, 2002
  • died from heart attack.
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